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2014:invitation To Participate In The Annual National Entrepreneurship Week-anew by Appswheel(m): 6:53pm On Sep 04, 2014


INTRODUCTION
The National Universities Commission in collaboration with key stakeholders is planning to host Universities Annual National Entrepreneurship Week (ANEW) - a week-long programme for the promotion of entrepreneurship education in the university system as well as an outreach platform for the projection of entrepreneurship to the larger society. The programme will bring together industry practitioners, professional bodies, academics and students to enhance the development of knowledge-based enterprises (social and for profit).
The programme is also meant to be a win-win programme for all stakeholders. The students will be encouraged to develop their ideas (through mentoring and coaching) to viable enterprises.
The faculty likewise will interact with industry to select and pursue research topics in areas that pose challenges to national industrial process/production and services.

Date 17th - 22nd Nov. 2014
Venue: NUC Secretariat Abuja.

The planned activities focus on issues that will add value to the national social-economic climate. The following is a resume of the activities of ANEW 2014.

The planned activities focus on issues that will add value to the national socio-economic climate. The following is a resume of the activities of ANEW 2014.

A: FOR STUDENTS
1. Ideas Contest: This is a platform where students' teams from various Tertiary Education Institutions select a challenge in their catchment area, analyze the situation and proffer a feasible solution that can become a viable enterprise. During the competition, the panel of judges does not only judge the performance of the students but also point area that needs improvement to aid further development of the idea. It is hoped that some of the ideas that make it to the final competition can be mentored and coached by interested angel investors or financial institutions for enterprise start-up funding.

2. Make your Mark Contest:
This is aimed at sharpening the creative problem-solving capability of the student teams. All participants, at a planery session will be given a challenging problem determined by the panel of judges with ANEW organizers just before the beginning of the session. This is to ensure that no team has advantage over the other through advance knowledge of the challenge. They are then given 48hrs to investigate, analyze an proffer their solution which would be presented in print and electronic format at the main competition.
In both competitions, the student teams interact with the panel of judges through a Question and Answer (Q&A) slot of not less than seven ( 7) minutes. This helps the judges determine the contributions made by members of the team in their assignment. The scoring technique takes into account the performance during presentation and Q & A sessions as well as the standard of the written report.

B. For Faculty.
FULL INFORMATION AND PROCEDURE

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